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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from July 24-29, 2011. The ICMGP was initiated in Gävle, Sweden in 1990, and is now the preeminent international forum for discussion of science and policy issues related to mercury in the environment. The ICMGP series is held every two to three years. Previous conference locations include Monterey, USA (1992), Whistler, Canada (1994), Hamburg, Germany (1996), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1999), Minamata, Japan (2001), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2004), Madison, USA (2006) and Guiyang, China (2009). With recent meetings attracting many hundreds to over a thousand conferees, this meeting is the venue to present your exciting and novel findings, and to hear about the most recent and important advances in mercury research.


The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, NS.

Each ICMGP carries with it a theme that is intended to provide a forward-thinking topical focus. The theme for the upcoming meeting is Air, Land, Sea, and Me. Our wish is to provide a forum for the exploration of the linkages among mercury sources to the environment, terrestrial and aquatic mercury transport and fate processes, and health risks associated with exposures of humans and wildlife to mercury. Current issues such as climate change and new regulatory frameworks will be key topics for presentation and discussion. We look forward to welcoming you to Canada and the spectacular maritime province of Nova Scotia, where the heritage of the sea runs deep.

Please browse our conference website where we will endeavor to keep you posted on all the latest news and information.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax!


Your Co-hosts:

Brian Branfireun
Michael Parsons
Alexandra Steffen
Vincent St.Louis
Elsie Sunderland